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Marblehead in Ottawa County, Ohio — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Lake Erie

A Feature of Ohio's Water Resources

 
 
Lake Erie Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Wintermantel, November 29, 2004
1. Lake Erie Marker
Inscription.  In total area, Lake Erie is the twelfth largest freshwater lake in the world and the most shallow of the five Great Lakes. It is about 210 miles long, 57 miles wide, with a shoreline of approximately 871 miles, and has a maximum depth of 210 feet. It served as a passage for early explorers navigating by canoe into the interior of North America and has since become a key link to commercial shipping on the Great Lakes. Lake Erie is an important water resource for recreation and tourism as well as for municipal and industrial use. Its warm, shallow waters harbor a diverse and abundant fishery, primarily known by anglers for fine catches of walleye, yellow perch, and smallmouth bass.
 
Erected 2003 by The Ohio Bicentennial Commission, Ohio Department of Natural Resources, The International Paper Company Foundation, The Ohio Historical Society. (Marker Number 11-62.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: ExplorationIndustry & CommerceWaterways & Vessels
Marblehead Lighthouse and Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Wintermantel, November 29, 2004
2. Marblehead Lighthouse and Marker
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. In addition, it is included in the Ohio Historical Society / The Ohio History Connection series list.
 
Location. 41° 32.183′ N, 82° 42.733′ W. Marker is in Marblehead, Ohio, in Ottawa County. Marker can be reached from Lighthouse Drive 0.1 miles east of East Main Street (Ohio Route 163). Located on the grounds of the Marblehead Lighthouse. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 110 Lighthouse Drive, Lakeside Marblehead OH 43440, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Marblehead Lighthouse (a few steps from this marker); The View From Here (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named The View From Here (within shouting distance of this marker); The Light / The Keepers of the Light (within shouting distance of this marker); Johnson's Island (approx. 1.9 miles away); The Fire of October 20, 1929 / The Lakeside Volunteer Fire Protective Association (approx. 2 miles away); Hoover Potato Digger & Lakeside (approx. 2 miles away); Danbury Township World War Veterans Memorial (approx. 2.1 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Marblehead.
 
Lighthouse, Marker, and Lightkeeper’s House image. Click for full size.
By Denise Boose, October 24, 2015
3. Lighthouse, Marker, and Lightkeeper’s House
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on May 17, 2020. It was originally submitted on February 3, 2011, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 765 times since then and 16 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on February 3, 2011, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.   3. submitted on November 17, 2015, by Denise Boose of Tehachapi, California. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.

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